Google Home Max is finally available for purchase at $399

Bill Rogers
December 12, 2017

Here are the mini, the original Google Home, and the Max.

Inside the polycarbonate housing, you'll find two 4.5in woofers and two custom-made 0.7in tweeters that deliver a much louder and clearer output over the regular Google Home - twenty times louder, according to the company. Both the retailers show a shipping day Today itself so you can instantly purchase this new Google Home Max speaker from the retailers. If you have a compatible smart plug, try saying, "Hey Google, turn on the Christmas tree and play Jingle Bells". Most of the time, the Google Assistant will recognize the second set of lights just fine, but every once in a while, it doesn't. The Echo Dot competitor hit the market immediately, and the Home Max was given the decidedly more nebulous date of December.

The Home Max is pretty pricey, but if it sounds as good as Google advertised it might be worth it for those who primarily want to stream music and other content from the hardware.

Tonight, though, Best Buy followed through and has made Google Home Max available for purchase. With Google Assistant also built-in and streaming services a voice command away, it'll be one to look out for if you're serious about sound - but you'll need to be in the United States to get it, which means we'll have to wait for it to hit United Kingdom shores.

Get ready to lay down some cash, however, because the Google Home Max runs $399.99.

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Interestingly, the Google Home Max is created to place either vertically or horizontally.

Like the HomePod, the speaker offers a feature that tunes audio based on the geometry of the room - called Smart Sound, in Google's case. It includes a 3.5mm audio jack, USB-C port, mic switch, and can be placed vertically or horizontally. You can even connect your other devices including the smartphone to play your music and videos.

Apple HomePod was likely to hit this year, but it has been delayed until early next year.

Are you planning to augment your home network by buying one of Google's smart speakers or are you thinking about jumping into a different ecosystem? Do share your thoughts and views in front of us.

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